New Business Statistics

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Number of new employee firms and closures by year
Year New Businesses Closed Businesses Bankruptcies
2014 514,332 e 548,159 e 55,250 e
2013 502,136 e 593,236 e 59,256 e
2012 520,780 e 621,074 e 61,250 e
2010 563,420 675,034 65,250
2009 552,600 660,900 60,837
2008 626,400 663,900 43,546
2007 668,395 592,410 28,322
2006 670,058 599,333 19,695
2005 644,122 565,745 39,201
U.S. Business Statistics Data
Total number of businesses in United States 26,500,000
Number of firms with employees 5,400,000
Number of firms without employees 21,100,000
Percent of businesses with fewer than 500 employees 99.7 %
Number of nonfarm private sector workers in the US 120,900,000
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Small Business Association, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Census Bureau
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 5, 2016

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